Millions of HVAC systems are bought in the U.S. every year. When you buy your HVAC system you want to ensure it’s installed properly. Not only that, any repairs that need to be made you want to know they’ll be done right the first time.
Below we will review what to look for when you go hunting for a great HVAC contractor.
Word of Mouth
One of the simplest ways to find an excellent contractor is to reach out to family and friends. They may have a great contracting company they already use and can refer you to.
Can the HVAC Contractor Provide References?
When you go to the company’s website, do they have references or reviews that you can look at? This is a great way to see how other people have felt about the service they’ve received.
If the site doesn’t offer any, ask the company for previous customers they can contact. You want to know what you’re getting before you hire the contractor.
What Level of Experience Do They Have?
When a contractor comes to your home, you want to ensure they properly install or repair your HVAC system. You need to find someone who has been trained in these services. Ask the company how they trained their employees to determine how qualified they may be.
The more brands they know how to work with, the more knowledge and experience you know they’ll have. Check their website to see if they’ve worked with your brand before.
Depending on what state you live in will determine how much experience they may need and if they need a license. Check your local laws as they may have more requirements than the state laws.
Is the HVAC Contractor Licensed and Insured?
Research the local and state licensing and insurance laws for HVAC contractors. You want to make sure the contractor you hire has the proper licensing and can show proof.
For some of the licenses, the contractors need a certain amount of training and/or to pass written exams. Moreover, many of the licenses need to be renewed regularly.
Check to see what they insure as well. You want to make sure they cover worker’s compensation in case a contractor gets injured on the job. What’s more, you want liability insurance should any property damage happen.
How Detailed Is the Contract?
When looking over the contract check the level of detail and how much attention when into it. You want to ensure as few things go as wrong as possible, and that you’re getting the best deal you can.
Moreover, you want to ensure your system will be maintained regularly. Make sure you’re getting a product that will last you a long time. You want to get your money’s worth.
Get Different Estimates
Check different places and see what their estimates are. Compare the prices and look at the work you’ll be getting for those prices.
You don’t want a price that looks too good to be true, you may be getting yourself a poor contractor. On the flip side, you don’t want to be spending more than you have to.
Find Your HVAC Contractor Today
Now that you’re armed with knowledge, it’s time to find your HVAC contractor. Prepare a list of questions to ask, and make a checklist. If the company hits all the right marks you’ve found yourself a great contractor.
Review our blog to learn how to save money once you have your HVAC system up and running.